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Apple scraps headphone jack for iPhone 7

Apple drops the headphone jack As predicted, if not entirely seriously, Apple has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. The new iPhone 7 models will instead come with EarPods that attach through the Lightning connector, technology Apple introduced with the iPhone 5. Anyone wanting to plug in using normal headphones will need to use a Lightning connector adaptor. Chief marketing officer Phil Schiller said: “Our...

Pinnacle Entertainment Receives Final Regulatory Approval Needed to Complete the Acquisition of the Operations of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino From Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc.

LAS VEGAS (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNK) (“Pinnacle” or the “Company”) announced today the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (“PGCB”) approved the Company’s previously announced acquisition of the operations of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino (“Meadows”) from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (“GLPI”).  Today’s approval by the PGCB represents the...

Nintendo raises the banner for premium mobile gaming

For those who have been following the games industry closely over the past decade or so, watching Shigeru Miyamoto take the stage at Apple’s iPhone 7 event in California last week felt like a cheese-induced fever dream. Of course, we’ve all known for some time that Nintendo’s stance on mobile gaming had softened to the point that a long-term partnership with DeNA and the phenomenal launch of...

PS4 Slim vs. Xbox One S: Which Mini Console Does It Better?

With Sony’s PlayStation 4 Slim now out in stores, the console war is poised to begin anew as the new Sony console goes head-to-head with Microsoft’s Xbox One S. For now, the battle is nothing more than a simple skirmish, but things will definitely escalate once the PlayStation 4 Pro and Project Scorpio are out by the end of next year. For both Sony and Microsoft, the PS4 Slim and Xbox One S represent...

Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded Over 500 Million Times

Shortly after announcing Pokemon GO for the Apple Smart Watch, Niantic reveals impressive statistics about the success of the popular mobile game so far. While developer Niantic is working on new projects, fans shouldn’t expect the studio to abandon the game that put it on the map, Pokemon GO, any time soon. Niantic has announced some staggering statistics about the game, which help solidify its position...